PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Career Development Information Officer. A Career Development Information Officer provides individuals and groups with information about career choices and how to access their career paths that will empower them to make informed career related decisions.
As no formal registered qualification or competency standards exist for persons delivering Career Development Information Services in South Africa, this qualification seeks to address this.
A large number of persons will have to be trained to meet the national demand for Career Development Information Officers. The immediate demand is estimated at some 10 000 beneficiaries from government institutions such as schools, relevant government departments and educational institutions. This qualification will also serve the needs of Non-Governmental Organisations and private initiatives that provide career development information services to their clients.
On completion of the programme you will be able to:
- Provide career development information to individual clients so as to empower them to make informed career development decisions.
- Provide career development information to groups so as to empower group members to make informed career development decisions.
- Maintain administrative and networking functions to ensure efficient and effective career development information services.